(Ru"ner) n. A bard, or learned man, among the ancient Goths. Sir W. Temple.
(Rung) imp. & p. p. of Ring.
(Rung), n. [OE. ronge, AS. hrung, a staff, rod, pole; akin to G. runge a short, thick piece of iron
or wood, OD. ronghe a prop, support, Icel. röng a rib in a ship, Goth. Hrugga a staff.]
1. (Shipbuilding) A floor timber in a ship.
2. One of the rounds of a ladder.
3. One of the stakes of a cart; a spar; a heavy staff.
4. (Mach.) One of the radial handles projecting from the rim of a steering wheel; also, one of the pins
or trundles of a lantern wheel.
(Rung"head`) n. (Shipbuilding) The upper end of a floor timber in a ship.
Runic staff. See Clog almanac, under Clog. Runic wand, a willow wand bearing runes, formerly
thought to have been used by the heathen tribes of Northern Europe in magical ceremonies.
(Ru"nic) a. Of or pertaining to a rune, to runes, or to the Norsemen; as, runic verses; runic letters;
runic names; runic rhyme.
(Run"let) n. [Run + - let.] A little run or stream; a streamlet; a brook.
To trace out to its marshy source every runlet that has cast in its tiny pitcherful with the rest.Lowell.
(Run"let), n. Same as Rundlet. "A stoup of sack, or a runlet of canary." Sir W. Scott.
(Run"nel) n. [From Run. Cf. Rindle.] A rivulet or small brook.
Bubbling runnels joined the sound.Collins.
By the very sides of the way . . . there are slow runnels, in which one can see the minnows swimming.Masson.
(Run"ner) n. [From Run.]
1. One who, or that which, runs; a racer.
2. A detective. [Slang, Eng.] Dickens.
3. A messenger. Swift.
4. A smuggler. [Colloq.] R. North.
5. One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc. [Cant, U.S.]